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Jerome Myers

American Art

Myers was particularly known for his paintings of children at play in the parks, playgrounds, and streets of the Lower East Side. Though he was often accused of “cleaning up” his tenement children, depicting them with a “picture book” quality that belied the dinginess of their poor neighborhood, Myers preferred to focus on their youthful abandon and merriment rather than on any sordidness of their immediate environment.
MEDIUM Graphite on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
DATES ca. 1915
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right, in graphite: "Jerome Myers"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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